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Amy Overbey

Team Meat Coma

“I’m not sure what I’ve gotten myself into, but I’m really excited to be competing against all of the other wonderful women-led teams.”

Amy Overbey, head cook of Team Meat Coma, is a seasoned barbeque pro who has been competing for over seven years. However, Amy will be que’ing onto a brand new Food Sport stage in November as one of the Top Ten finalists in the 3rd Annual Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series in Orange Beach, Alabama.

For 2018, Cowboy Charcoal has decided to add new twists and turns to help heat up the series. New to this year’s qualifying process was the introduction of a HOT PASS, which allowed competitors a chance to go straight into the finals by being crowned the highest scoring for a female at five participating BBQ events throughout the country. Amy took home the fourth highly-coveted HOT PASS at the Smoke in the Grove competition in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.

“I’m so excited to get the chance to compete alongside such a talented group of ladies,” said Amy.

Amy’s barbecue journey started by helping out with her aunt’s competition team in 2009. Not long after, she decided to give it a try herself and officially started entering competitions with her own team in 2011.  

The Fire & Ice rookie was thrilled to learn about Cowboy Charcoal upping the ante for this year’s competition by adding an opportunity to earn up to $15,000 in additional prize money for the charity of her choice! Amy and the other lady finalists have two ways to make a difference. Cowboy Charcoal will match the Grand Prize earnings of the Fire & Ice Grand Champion with a check for $10,000 to the charity of her choice. Additionally, the ladies have a chance to win a $5,000 donation for their selected charity through the #QueWithPurpose social media contest. Click here to view Amy’s video and cast your vote!

“I’ve been a pediatric nurse for 14 years and counting so the organization I selected is very close and special to me,” explained Amy. “I think it’s absolutely wonderful that Cowboy Charcoal is giving us this opportunity to raise money for great causes.”

In preparation for her first time competing at the World’s Largest Food Fight the Baltimore, Maryland pitmaster has been doing several practice runs and picking past Fire & Ice competitor's brains for advice. Amy is confident when it comes to using Cowboy Charcoal products but is not sure what she can expect for the two-day ladies-only challenge.

“I use all of Cowboy Charcoal’s products. They have great flavors and a clean burn so there are no worries there,” said Amy. “I’m not sure what I’ve gotten myself into, but I’m really excited to be competing against all of the other wonderful women-led teams.”

The 3rd Annual Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series will occur November November 9-11 at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama. To learn more about how you can cheer on Amy and the other lady pitmasters at WFC, visit www.worldfoodchampionships.com.